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Description:This image depicts a close view of the distal tips of three empty syringes. In this particular view, two of the metallic needles were safely sheathed in their protective plastic sleeves, while the needle on the far right was unsheathed, however, the metallic needle was not visible from this angle.
The syringe and needle is a very efficient method for delivering medications and vaccines into an organism in a parenteral manner, which includes humans as well as animals. Injections can be delivered intravenously, i.e., into a vein, arterially, i.e., into an artery, subcutaneously, i.e., under the surface of the skin, and intramuscularly, i.e, into a muscle.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Debora Cartagena
Creation Date:2012
Photo Credit:Debora Cartagena
Links:CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; Vaccines and Immunizations: Why immunize?
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